Celebrity News September 14, 2020
Chadwick Boseman's Death Certificate Reveals Final Resting Place
“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman has been laid to rest.
According to a death certificate obtained by the Associated Press, Boseman was buried at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina, on September 3.
The cemetery is approximately 11 miles from his hometown of Anderson, which held a public memorial a day later.
Multiple organ failure was listed as the cause of death, with the underlying cause attributed to colon cancer.
The death certificate noted that Boseman underwent laparoscopic surgery in March to remove the colon cancer that had metastasized.
Boseman had gone through “countless surgeries and chemotherapy” during his four-year battle with colon cancer, according to a recent statement from his family.
Days after Boseman was buried in South Carolina, his family held a private memorial in Malibu, which was attended by some of his closest friends and co-stars.
Boseman's widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, who he secretly married shortly before his death, was spotted at the oceanside event in photos published by The Sun.
Other mourners included Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke. Masks and hand sanitizer were used all around.
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Following the star-studded memorial, Lupita wrote on Twitter, “I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn't make sense. The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning."
"I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess a immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be - here! ... that seem ageless.... Chadwick was one of those people,” Nyong'o went on. “Chadwick was a man who made the most of his time, and somehow also managed to take his time. I didn't know him for long, but he had a profound effect on me in the time that I did. When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence. He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from. You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease."
Boseman died August 28 at his Los Angeles home at the age of 43.